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Review: taking Dilantin and Depakote together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Dilantin and Depakote together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Dilantin and Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 116 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Dilantin has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 960 Dilantin users)

Depakote has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 30,947 Depakote users)

On Mar, 4, 2015: 116 people who take Dilantin, Depakote are studied

Dilantin, Depakote outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Dilantin (phenytoin sodium)
- Depakote (divalproex sodium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Dilantin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
77.78%
(7 of 9 people)
n/a
Depakote is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
n/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Dilantin is effective60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
77.78%
(7 of 9 people)
Depakote is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dilantin is effectiven/an/an/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Depakote is effectiven/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
FatigueDrug Level DecreasedUnintended PregnancyEncephalopathyTremorConvulsionDeathConvulsion
ChillsDeliriumPremature Separation Of PlacentaConvulsionFeeling AbnormalDizzinessAmmonia IncreasedDrug Ineffective
PyrexiaAphoniaAmmonia IncreasedAlopeciaIncoherentConvulsionGrand Mal Convulsion
ConvulsionAmmonia IncreasedTirednessMenstruation IrregularAnticonvulsant Drug Level IncreasedHallucinationLoss Of Consciousness
Night SweatsDementia Alzheimer's TypeBack PainAphasiaWeight Gain PoorPyrexia
AmnesiaGrand Mal ConvulsionDyspepsiaDrug IneffectiveDizzinessUrinary Incontinence
Gingival HyperplasiaWeight DecreasedCholelithiasisTirednessShort-term Memory LossSomnolence
HallucinationIrritabilitySpeech DisorderBlood Glucose DecreasedHiccupsDrug Level Decreased
Gingival BleedingActivities Of Daily Living ImpairedFatigueTachycardiaDizziness
Epileptic AuraAbasiaMuscle SpasmsHaemoglobin Decreased

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Weight DecreasedConvulsion
Loss Of ConsciousnessGrand Mal Convulsion
HeadacheUrinary Incontinence
DyspepsiaDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveDrug Level Decreased
ConvulsionSomnolence
Burning SensationActivities Of Daily Living Impaired
PalpitationsBradyphrenia
Ingrowing NailDelusion
CystitisMental Impairment

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aDehydrationGrand Mal ConvulsionDrug IneffectivePancreatitis NosConvulsionLoss Of ConsciousnessConvulsion
Appetite DecreasedVomiting NosUnintended PregnancyAppendicitisDrug IneffectiveWeight DecreasedDeath
Haemoglobin IncreasedGingival SwellingPremature Separation Of PlacentaOvarian Cyst RupturedDiabetes MellitusGrand Mal ConvulsionDizziness
Hypertension NosGingival InjuryChronic PainPyrexiaTachycardiaPlatelet Count DecreasedIngrowing Nail
Hepatic FailureTooth InjuryBlood Glucose DecreasedVomitingIngrowing NailArteriosclerosis Coronary Artery
HypotensionHeadacheGrand Mal ConvulsionSinusitisCystitisAbdominal Distension
Pancreatitis HaemorrhagicPetit Mal EpilepsyAbdominal Pain LowerThroat TightnessGastric DisorderWeight Decreased
Blood In StoolMouth HaemorrhageMouth HaemorrhageAstheniaAnaemiaPalpitations
Ataxia NecJoint SprainPain NosAmnesiaBlood Pressure IncreasedBlood Count Abnormal
Pleural EffusionArthralgiaVomitingPleural EffusionBlood Triglycerides IncreasedBurning Sensation

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Dilantin (phenytoin sodium) is often used to treat epilepsy. Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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